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Old 08-21-2007, 03:01 PM   #1
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Sodium/Gout

Hi i Like the Quick Fix TV Dinners that go in the Microwave or the oven but the "Sodium Content" i have heard can "trigger" a Gout Attack should i "avoid" these Products whth the "Sodium Content" or are they no Worry to "trigger" a Gout Attack.

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Old 08-21-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hi. I would suggest that you ask your doctor for a referral to a registered dietician to answer these kinds of questions. IMHO, it is more appropriate to ask medical questions of medical professionals who are familiar with your medical history.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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I wouldn't recomend eating those things period. As far as gout goes I'm not sure if sodium is really a triger for the attack. At leatst, I have not had that problm in the past. It is, according to some, the types of foods you eat. According to my doctor, even that doesn't matter as much as to how your body works.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:57 PM   #4
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What is gout?
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:02 PM   #5
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Something you should never know about. In one word - Pain.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:53 PM   #6
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It's a build up of uric acid in the body.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:04 PM   #7
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what Andy said, it is a musculoskeletal issue, an individuals problem with metabolizing purines, the end product being uric acid. People with gout don't eliminate uric acid properly and it builds up in small joints.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:06 PM   #8
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Danny, you are asking a lot of very good questions. Because these are associated with a medical issue you really need to talk to your doctor. While we all may have suggestions and we all may know "something" we do not know enough about you personally to offer up advice on what you should eat, shouldn't eat; what will work, won't work.

If you are having these kinds of problems you really need to get some advice from a dietitian/doctor/medical facility.

Also, you have posted a lot of questions all concerning gout in the Health and Nutrition forum. If you could keep your questions on gout in one thread it might get some better "coverage" - people won't feel so spread out
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:09 PM   #9
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Gout Questions

Thanks for all the advice from all the Wonderful People i saw My Doctor today and he gave me a diet to stick to for my Gout and i plan to follow that and my Questions about Gout are over and now since this site is about DiscussCooking thats what i will 'focus" on.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:13 PM   #10
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Congratulations, Danny. You asked the best source...your doctor. I hope you see some relief as you follow his/her advice.

Now...jump on in and join us in "discussing cooking." Let the games begin.
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